Crime

Florida Gators Linebacker Antonio Morrison Arrested for Barking at Police Dog (Video)

| by Michael Allen
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University of Florida linebacker Antonio Morrison was recently arrested for allegedly barking at a police dog while police officers were searching a car.

The barking incident occurred in Gainesville, Florida on Sunday morning, reports WPTV (video below).

A police officer was searching a vehicle when Morrison and several others walked by and the linebacker began barking, notes ESPN.

Morrison told police that the dog barked at him first.

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He was charged with "interfering with a K-9" and "resisting arrest" for allegedly fighting back when a police officer handcuffed him; both charges are misdemeanors.

"I'm extremely disappointed in Antonio Morrison's decision making. He has been suspended from the team and will miss at least two games to begin the season," said Florida Gators coach Will Muschamp.

In a separate incident, Morrison was arrested for allegedly punching a bouncer at a nightclub on June 16. Apparently, the bouncer would not give Morrison a discounted entry fee.

For that incident, Morrison was ordered to pay $100 in prosecution costs and either pay $150 more or complete 12 hours of community service.

He also has to attend a drug-and-alcohol abuse course at the University of Florida and an anger-management course. Morrison is required to do two ride-alongs with the University of Florida Police Department.

Source: ESPN and WPTV